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With more than 4 million vans registered in the UK, it is a common misconception that there is no legislation governing van drivers and van operations. Due to their size and weight, vans can be driven and used for anything – right?


Wrong, in fact very wrong. With an increase of roadside stops for vans and the average fine per offence in the region of £972, it doesn’t take long for van drivers and owners to figure out that vans which don’t comply with the rules, regulations, standards and procedures can be a costly experience in fines, let alone additional costs for recovery and repair.To help with making our roads safer and more pleasant places to travel on, a series of driver information cards have been produced to assist van drivers and fleet operators in dispelling uncertainty and myth, and implementing best practice for what is required to reduce costs, improve operating conditions and ensure safe and legal vehicles and wellbeing for drivers at all times.

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These are just some of the legislation and governing bodies keeping van drivers and fleet operators safe and legal on our roads. Do you know what your responsibilities are?

  • The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
  • The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations
  • The Traffic Management Act 2004
  • The Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Traffic Commissioners
  • Road Traffic Act 1988
  • The Highway Code
  • Highways England
  • EU Drivers’ Hours
  • The Home Office
  • Local Authorities
  • Domestic Drivers Hours Rules
  • Police Forces

This information sheet is free for employers to download and distribute to their drivers.
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